KARACHI, July 10: The Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) inspector Waseem Akhtar, who was allegedly involved in an abortive attempt to blow up the motorcade of President Pervez Musharraf here on April 26, was on Wednesday remanded in police custody until July 20.

Inspector Waseem and two others, Mohammad Imran and Mohammad Hanif, who were earlier remanded in police custody on July 8 in cases of bomb blasts outside the American Consulate and Sheraton Hotel, were also produced before Justice Shabbir Ahmed of the Sindh High Court, who is also an administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts in Karachi. The latter two were identified as Amir and Naib Amir of the previously unknown Harkatul Mujahideen Al Alami.

Inspector Waseem Akhtar, whose arrest was shown on July 9, was booked under FIR 94/2002. On July 8, Director General of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Maj-Gen Salahuddin had told a news conference here that the inspector, who was in league with the other two suspects, was already in custody.

Earlier, three alleged activists of Harkatul Mujahideen Al-Aalami, who were implicated in the two incidents of bomb blasts outside the US Consulate and Sheraton Hotel and in the botched bid to blow up President Musharraf’s motorcade here, were on Monday remanded in police custody by the administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts in Karachi in the first two bombing cases.

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